SAFE HARBOR, Pa. (WAVY/WHTM) – One person was killed after being struck by a Norfolk Southern train in Lancaster County, Pa., according to WHTM.
A spokesperson from Norfolk Southern says he was walking on the tracks with his back to the train around 5 a.m.
Officials say the train crew sounded the train’s whistle and bells and applied the braking system.
It can take a mile or more for a freight train to stop after brakes are applied, according to Norfolk Southern.
The 5,961-foot train was transporting 98 rail cars, including 95 empties, from Reybold, Delaware, to Enola.
Pennsylvania State police are investigating.